Heart attacks kill every fifth Indian.
Three-quarters of the Indian population of 1.2 billion may have skewed lipid levels and low levels of HDL, the good cholesterol.
This is a finding of the first phase of a 28-state study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Any abnormality in the level of fatty acids that are essential for the working of every cell can lead to thickening of arteries, and thereby lead to heart problems. (Times of India, June 7, 2014 ).
The average Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acid balance measured by BioActive Foods in a limited number of Indians (94 persons) is 26:1, while the Omega-3 level is as low as 2.5 %
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